BLM: Fire south of Boise caused by gunfire

BOISE -- Investigators believe a range fire that burned south of Boise Friday evening was started in a brush patch by someone shooting guns.

The Prisoner Fire sparked around 7:15 p.m. and burned 82 acres near the Idaho State Penitentiary before it was contained about three hours later.

Crews from the BLM, along with Boise, Kuna, and Meridian fire departments worked together to knock down the flames.

There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information on who may have started the fire is asked to call the Boise BLM Dispatch Center at 384-3400 and ask for a fire investigator.

A fire prevention officer says shooting-related fires can be easily prevented by shooting in cleared areas.

Fire restrictions are still in effect in the Treasure Valley and Owyhee County and campfires in non-designated areas are still prohibited.


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